Saturday, June 10, 2017

Scrapping Along

While I was busy playing with yellow this week someone else decided to make herself more comfortable than her fleece blanket alone allows.


To my shame, I have two tall-ish stacks of prints that have been living on the floor of the studio because there's no room for them on the shelves. I haven't been able to work fast enough or hard enough to clear space for them yet. And then I was blessed to be given this bundle of fat quarters for my participation in Hands 2 Help this year!


They will be fun to use; the colors and prints are happy and whimsical. However, this week my efforts have been focused on my yellow scraps. I've had to pace myself as it appears I've abused my hands and wrists recently, perhaps through the spurt of gardening I did. It was bad enough that I called my osteopath for an appointment. She's booked up (and out of town) until the first week of July. I made the appointment but I'm hoping if I pamper myself I won't need to see her by then. Nevertheless, I made quite a few blocks this week!


It was fun to make a few boats again. If you look closely you'll be able to see that I've thrown in some batik scraps too. I've pretty well decimated my yellow scrap patches at this point. I could easily make more - well, maybe not easily, but I have plenty of yellow that could be cut up. ;- )

I'm linking up with the other rainbow scrappers over at So Scrappy. There's so much scrappy goodness over there!


13 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great use of YELLOW in your scrappy blocks. Congrats! on being a H2H winner. I feel certain that you can have some big fun with those fabrics!!

Edith said...

Oh my goodness, so many delightful yellow blocks. Try to slow down and take care of those hands.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Your blocks look great and I love the boat blocks! I hope your hands and wrists feel better soon.

Nell's Quilts said...

Four lovely projects in the works. Don't know where to look first but those yellow sails are so cute.

Nancy J said...

Fabric gifts for good causes are so welcome, and naturally, any fabric anywhere is so good to cuddle up on.I think they can spot it from another room and zoom in to make sure there is ample padding there.

gayle said...

(I would want to cuddle up to that fabric, too...)
I love all your happy yellow blocks! You always have the best-looking design wall!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I like how you're using yellow as a background fabric as well as for the main pattern in some of your blocks! That pretty pile of fabric from the H2H challenge looks like it will be fun to play with.

Kate Chiconi said...

That's a board full of sunshine! Sounds to me like your hands could use a warm paraffin wax bath – assuming, of course, that it doesn't contain all sorts of stuff you can't tolerate. One of my favourite remedies for arthritic paws...
Here's a link on how to do it at home, in case you're interested:
http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/tc/paraffin-wax-for-osteoarthritis-topic-overview#1

Angie said...

Great looking blocks - I love the yellow & red combinations! Hope your hands and wrists are feeling better soon - rest is often the best medicine (although frustrating!).

PaulaB quilts said...

Lots of nice yellow blocks. I really like the wavy lines in yellow and green tones on black. Hope you have a good week.

tialys said...

I found some good exercises online when I was researching wrist and hand pain for my Mum as she suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and was having trouble knitting. There seem to be many self-help videos but I was intrigued by one which seemed to imply you could soothe your wrists by massaging your dog. However, it turned out to be purely for an arthritic dog's benefit so no help to you - although I might go back to it in case I can pick up some tips to help my old dog as he struggles to get out of his bed these days.

desertskyquilts said...

Lovely bits of yellow. The darker fabric really tones down the yellow. I like your prize fabrics.

knitnkwilt said...

Thanks for the reminder of the boat block. I haven't done that one for a long time and it would fill a need now for "boyish" blocks. (Yes I know, girls boat too.)